Barbados to observe Rememberance day on November 8
Barbadians will join the rest of the world in paying tribute to those who lost their lives during the two World Wars, at the Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday, November 8.
An inter-denominational service will take place at the Cenotaph, National Heroes’ Square, Bridgetown, commencing at 8:00 a.m.
Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Chief Justice, Sir Marston Gibson, are expected to lay wreaths, followed by other specially invited guests, including members of the Diplomatic Corps.
Armed units of the Barbados Defence Force’s Guard of Honour, the Barbados Coast Guard, the Royal Barbados Police Force and its Band, and the Barbados Cadet Corps will be on parade.
Unarmed units will comprise members of the Barbados Fire Service, the Barbados Prison Service, the Barbados Girl Guides Association, the Band of the Barbados Cadet Corps, the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade, the Barbados Red Cross and the Barbados Boy Scouts Association.
A full rehearsal will be held for all armed and unarmed units on Sunday, November 1, in National Heroes’ Square, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (BGIS)